Last month, Razer launched the new Razer Phone 2 gaming smartphone as the successor to the last year’s Razer Phone. While the original Razer Phone was made available in selected Asian markets, the company today confirmed to launch the Razer Phone 2 in Taiwan on November 14th. The Razer Phone 2 comes packed with the latest internals while retaining the design elements from its predecessor.
Coming to the Asian markets, the Razer Phone was first launched in Singapore. For the Razer Phone 2, the company has chosen Taiwan as its go to market in Asia. Though the Razer Phone 2 looks similar to the Razer Phone, it now comes with glass back body and supports wireless charging. It will continue to feature the 5.7-inch 120Hz UltraMotion display with Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood is the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform coupled with 8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage. While there is no 3.5mm audio jack, the device comes with a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. It will be running on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. In terms of optics, there are 12MP dual cameras on the rear with 2x optical zoom and an 8MP single selfie camera on the front.
It is also IP67 certified for its water and dust resistance. Just like its predecessor, the new Razer Phone 2 also sports a side-facing fingerprint sensor. The company is continuing same front-facing stereo speakers with dual amplifiers as seen on the original Razer Phone. It is backed by a 4,000mAh battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ fast charging technology. The pricing and availability of the Razer Phone 2 will be known on the launch day. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!